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Commercial Food-Service Equipment Maintenance Plans

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Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to avoid needing major food-service equipment repair in Missouri and Western Illinois. At Fast Fix LLC, we offer maintenance agreements on an individual basis. An information list is available outlining what we do to promote the health of your commercial kitchen. Here are a few of the types of businesses we service on a regular basis:

Major Restaurants 
When you think of food-service equipment, the most popular business that might need our services would definitely be restaurants. No matter what type of food you prepare at your restaurant, you're going to need equipment to either store the food before it's ready to be used or to actually cook the food that you'll be serving. From fryers and grills to commercial refrigeration units and prep tables, restaurants require a lot of kitchen equipment and that equipment, no matter how great the brand or how expensive, will eventually need some maintenance or repair. 

School Districts 
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6 Signs Your Commercial Refrigerator May Need Replaced

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A commercial refrigerator is the backbone of any food industry business. It stores your food and keeps it properly cooled until it is ready to use. When a commercial refrigerator is not functioning properly, the results can be devastating for a restaurant business. Getting your unit it checked out may help prevent it from failing completely. Our commercial kitchen repair technicians in Missouri can assist in getting your equipment back up and running in a timely manner. Check out this  list of warning signs that your commercial refrigerator may need maintenance or replacing.
1. Motor Running Constantly -
Your refrigerator may need maintenance if the motor is running more than normal. This is a sign that something is wrong in the motor causing it to work harder, which is tough on the unit
2. Excess Condensation - If you notice an abundant amount of condensation inside your commercial refrigerator, you may have a problem. When the motor is not cooling to the proper temperature, condensat…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Restaurant Kitchen Clean

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Cleanliness is one of the most important aspects of working at a restaurant. Not only do you have to keep it clean to pass inspection, but keeping your restaurant equipment clean will help extend it's life and help you avoid costly food-service equipment repairs in Missouri. Here are a few tips for keeping your restaurant kitchen clean:

1. Assign Cleaning Tasks to Employees.
Make a list of the cleaning tasks that need to be completed daily, weekly and monthly. Then assign each of those tasks to different employees. Be sure all employees know exactly what is expected of them. Keep a checklist for everyone to follow to make sure each cleaning task has been completed. The quality of your restaurant is dependent on everyone doing their part.

2. Clean Throughout the Day.
Certain cleaning responsibilities should be completed multiple times a day. The grill for example, should be brushed down between orders. Prep areas should be kept tidy and cutting boards should be changed out regularl…

5 Signs Your Commercial Dishwasher Needs Repaired

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When it comes to running a restaurant, things wouldn't go as smoothly without a commercial dishwasher. On holidays and other busy weekends, its imperative that you have clean dishes. If your dishwasher is malfunctioning, you're going to have trouble staying on top of orders and running an effective kitchen. Let's take a look at a few signs that your dishwasher may need to be repaired:

1. You've run the dishwasher, but the dishes are not coming out clean. 
The point of a dishwasher is cleaning dishes so that you don't have to do them by hand. If they're coming out dirty, that kind of defeats the purpose. While the problem could be that you didn't stack the dishes the right way or didn't use enough detergent, there could be a bigger issue that requires repair from a food-service equipment maintenance company in Missouri or Western Illinois.

2. Dirty water is not draining from your dishwasher. 
There's a common misconception that water pooling at the b…

6 Tips for Running an Effective Restaurant Kitchen

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As a restaurant manager, you have a lot of important duties. The combination of those duties is what keeps your kitchen running. Without a great manager, a restaurant can easily fall apart, leading to decreased customers and lost business. Here are a few tips for restaurant managers to keep in mind when trying to run an effective kitchen:

1. Focus on Product Quality. 
One of the most important aspects of the restaurant business is food quality. If you don't have quality food, you're going to have a difficult time staying in business. Be sure to enforce food preparation procedures, food storage standards and presentation quality at all times.

2. Deliver Superior Service. 
The other important aspect of the restaurant business revolves around service. If a customer has a bad experience with the service, they're likely to not come back. Remember the saying, " The customer is always right." Be sure to train your employees on service, as well as model superio…